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  1. Mindrolling Monastery From Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons

    Top 6 Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries in India

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    While India is a land of diverse cultures, it has always welcomed culture and religions to come and settle down. The Buddhists have also found their ways through the Himalayas in India and now they practice the beautiful religion that has been of keen interest amongst the people. People from over the country come to visit the Buddhist Monasteries that have always mesmerized its visitors and have been a place of interest for everyone. Enlisted here are the best Tibetan monasteries in India that are a must visit. 

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  2. Biltmore Estate

    Harvest Time at the Biltmore Estate

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    If you drive through the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville North Carolina you may begin to see signs for the Biltmore Estates.  This is one of the largest privately owned homes in the United States, as is famous for both its residence and the location.  Many movies, TV shows and commercials have been filmed inside the home and around the entire estate.

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  3. Juan Lopez

    Chile: A Buffet of Mountains, Beaches, Islands, Deserts, Glaciers

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    Join +Lisa Kaslyn , Video Patrol host, and Juan Lopez, North America market manager for the Chile Tourism Board, for a fun look at Chile as your next travel destination filled with limitless options for every taste.

    For more info: Visit.Chile.Travel

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  4. San Juan

    A Spicy Side of the Caribbean

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    San Juan Puerto Rico is a wonderful destination for a Caribbean style vacation, with some of the creature comforts many of us enjoy.  San Juan is the Capital of Puerto Rico, which is officially a territory of the United States.  This is great news, as it means that US citizens do not need to have passports to travel, and US dollar bills are the current currency.  Add this to the fact that San Juan is a 2 hour nonstop flight from many east coast cities, and that English is spoken, and you have a terrific location for a vacation.

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  5. Colliseum in Rome

    Rome & the Amalfi Coast

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    Join Collette on a journey through the beauty, history, and culture of Italy on the Rome and the Amalfi Coast tour. This tour is unique because it blends one of the world’s most iconic cities with the colorful and celebrated Italian coastline. Travelers can expect to marvel at Rome’s notable treasures during a panoramic tour featuring the Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus, the Colosseum and more. Then, explore the breathtaking scenery of the Amalfi Coast. 

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  6. Highway 101

    Highway 101

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    If you travel west, take the Highway that’s the best… So go the lyrics of one of the most famous songs of bygone days. Well, that Highway, Route 66 really isn’t one of the most beautiful in the world. HIGHWAY 101, between San Francisco in the north, to Los Angeles in the south, is truly one of the world’s most scenic routes.

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  7. Switzerland

    Switzerland – Land of Mountains and Lakes

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    What you will remember most about Switzerland is how refreshingly clean and clear it is.  It sparkles, even on dull, grey, rainy days; it has a clarity of its own.

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  8. Palermo

    Splendid Sicilia

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    “Splendid Sicilia” will allow you to discover the wonderful blend of cultures that converge on this beautiful Mediterranean island! On this grand tour, you’ll see the influences left by ancient Greeks, Romans, Arabs and Normans. 

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  9. Switzerland

    Switzerland – A Small Country with Giant Appeal

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    SWITZERLAND is one of the smallest countries in Europe, in the world in fact. SWITZERLAND has, however, one of the most powerful reputations for many things. All well deserved!

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  10. Benidorm sunset

    Benidorm, Spain: the Golden Pearl on the Costa Blanca

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    As baby boomers over the years I have shared my travel experiences through the telescope of an avid art connoisseur. However, there are times when I purposely want to indulge in a spa treatment; spend hours on a beach soaking up the heat and sun!  However, when I do plan these ventures, I generally incorporate a few days with a side excursion to Benidorm when traveling in Spain.

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  11. California Highway 1 Discovery Route Morro Bay Part One

    California Highway 1 Discovery Route Morro Bay Part One

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    Well, I think I’m in love – with the Central Coast of California, that is! I recently spent 5 days driving and staying along the Highway 1 Discovery Route. What a blast from the past and I mean that in a very good way!

     

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  12. Tips for Grandparents on How to Navigate Theme Parks  During Spring Break Vacation

    Tips for Grandparents on How to Navigate Theme Parks During Spring Break Vacation

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    Spring break at Disney World and Orlando theme parks ranks as one of the busiest time of year behind Christmas and New Year’s. If you’re taking the grandkids to the Orlando parks this March, it pays to plan ahead. Fortunately, there’s lots you can do to avoid lines, monitor crowds and maximize your fun. 

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  13. Red Mountain Resort: St. George, Utah

    Red Mountain Resort: St. George, Utah

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    Located in the southwestern corner of Utah, St. George is convenient to other attractions such as the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas.  It is just north of the Arizona border. The Red Mountain Resort is a premium property in the area and provides a number of rooms that are pet friendly.  There are 82 deluxe rooms and 24 villa suites.

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  14. Multigenerational Ski Vacation

    Multigenerational Ski Vacation

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    Our family has been traveling together during the winter ski season for the past twenty-five years.  Yes, every year we look forward to leaving the snow and cold at home to vacation at 8,000 feet above sea level in the snow and cold of the Rocky Mountains.  Of course, now, we are three generations…from ages 4 to 66…who, for a week, live together under one roof and share some fun that is ripe with laughter, camaraderie, and bravado.  As you can imagine, the planning and preparations start several months before that first burst of chilly air comes.

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  15. Berkeley Springs, West Virginia: The Country Inn

    Berkeley Springs, West Virginia: The Country Inn

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    Located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia lies the town of Berkeley Springs. According to the census of 2010, the population is 624, so why am I telling you to go there and what might George Washington have to do with it?

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  16. Avalanche Lake Photo by wp8thsub, CC BY 2.0

    Six Not To Miss Points in the Queen of Hill Stations – Ooty

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    In southern India lying at an elevation of 2,623 metres is a little hill station nestled amidst eucalyptus trees and overlooking the blue mountains also known as The Nilgiris. This town is lovingly called Ooty but officially known as Udhagamandalum or sometimes even, Ootacamund (quite the tongue twister, eh?). Ooty has emerged as a popular honeymoon destination because of its alluring picturesque beauty that gets the romance brewing among newlyweds. So it isn’t just the ‘Queen of Hills’ but also the ‘Queen of Hearts!’

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  17. Come To Kauai - Sheraton Kauai

    Come To Kauai - Sheraton Kauai

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    It’s always a good time to think about visiting Hawaii, but what’s the first island that comes to mind? Oahu, Maui, the Big Island? What about the Garden Isle, Kauai? It seems that this is one of the overlooked gems, so we are going to explore it!

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  18. Paw House Inn

    The Paw House Inn: West Rutland, Vermont

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    The Inn states it well on their home page that “some places accept dogs, other places tolerate dogs, at the Paw House Inn, we cater to dog owners and their dogs.”

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  19. California Highway 1 Discovery Route Part Four

    California Highway 1 Discovery Route Part Four

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    With a full stomach and an armload of cookies, I headed back on the California Highway 1 Discovery Route for the town of Harmony, population 18. It took about 15 minutes from Cayucos, with more amazing scenery along the way. So, what does one do in Harmony – why, go wine tasting at the Harmony Cellars! www.HarmonyCellars.com Michael Rice greeted me in the Tasting Room for a marvelous selection of their red, white and dessert wines. They were all flavorful and reasonably priced. You can go out on their grounds sitting high up in the hills and have a picnic as you enjoy a bottle of wine. They host dinners and special events throughout the year, so be sure and check their website before you visit. Photos from the vineyard are pictured above. If you have time before you leave, stop by Harmony Glassworks, an art gallery and studio that is worth a visit.

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  20. Chief Seattle in early summer

    Finding Zen in the Woods: Tipi Village Retreat, Oregon

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    We live in a hectic world where the days seem to fly by at warp speed and we tend to miss some of the beauty that surrounds us, but I found a spot where time stands still and nature stands out. Join me as I take you to Mohawk Valley, just outside Eugene, Oregon to the Tipi Village Retreat.

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  21. Sunset in Hawaii

    Hawaii by Land & Sea

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    Enjoy the best of both worlds as you explore Hawaii by both land and sea! Start your incredible tour of this paradise with a luxurious stay at a Waikiki Beach hotel, and “Remember Pearl Harbor” as you visit the moving USS Arizona Memorial. Explore historic Honolulu, including the National Historic Landmark, the Iolani Palace. You’ll visit the impressive state Capitol building, Kamehameha’s statue, and the moving National Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the Punchbowl. Now, when it comes to hopping around the Hawaiian Islands, cruising is the best, and most enjoyable, way to get around! Next on your tour, you’ll embark on a 7-night cruise aboard the Pride of America where you will journey to Kauai, Maui and the Big Island. Don’t miss your very own corner of paradise when your ship docks for two days on each island, with spectacular tropical flowers everywhere you look.  Before and after your cruise you’ll enjoy the up-close experiences only guided travel can provide!

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  22. Folk School (Photos by Richie Holbert)

    John C. Campbell Folk School: Brasstown, NC

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    For the past 90 years the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC has been teaching the lost art of folk crafts in the picturesque mountains of western North Carolina. If you can make it by hand, you can make it here! 

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  23. Local scenery

    The Oxford Hotel: Bend, Oregon

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    The Oxford Hotel in Bend, Oregon is a boutique hotel that focuses on making your stay a memorable experience. Bend is located 128 miles east of Eugene in the central part of the state, right in the middle of Oregon mountain country and near to Mt. Bachelor. The hotel offers amenities not found in the other hotels in the area. The Oxford is located in the middle of the downtown historic district of Bend.

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  24. Squaw Valley

    Squaw Valley, California

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    We all remember the FIRST TIME! Yes, that first time, but all the other wonderful ones that fill our lives with joy and happiness. I was living in San Francisco, a fine place to live, and like so many places I have lived; it’s in the center of so many other things. It’s a hub, to the north and the wine country, to the south LA, Palm Springs, the heat and Hollywood. And, just a short ride away into the mountains for skiing.  And there I fell in love – with skiing and Squaw Valley.

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  25. Palm Springs

    Palm Springs

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    If you like deserts, you’ll fall in love with PALM SPRINGS!  It’s like a giant mirage built in the desert, in the suffocating heat, with a/c spritzers cooling you as you walk the action packed streets.

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